Image credit: WORLD OCEAN FLOOR PANORAMA, BRUCE C. HEEZEN AND MARIE THARP, 1977. COPYRIGHT BY MARIE THARP 1977/2003. REPRODUCED BY PERMISSION OF MARIE THARP MAPS, LLC 8 EDWARD STREET, SPARKILL, NEW YORK 10976
Marie Tharp and her ocean floor maps were an important part of my budding interest in maps and cartography. This article underscores the power of images to educate, which is why I got into this field.